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Susan Reif of NAPL Receives AGAT Terry McMillian Award

Press release from the issuing company

  Reif is honored for her significant contributions to graphic arts education and training   PARAMUS, N.J., October 25, 2002 – Susan B. Reif, director of the Center for Professional Development of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), Paramus, N.J. has been honored with the 2002 Terry McMillian Award of the Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT). Named for the founder of AGAT, the award is given each year to a person selected by the Association’s board who displays a constant passion for training and learning through ongoing participation in the graphic arts industry.   The award was presented on Sept. 24, 2002, at AGAT’s annual banquet, at the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., during the Association’s annual conference.    In announcing the award, AGAT President Jay Gross, Press Education manager of Quad/Graphics, Pewaukee, Wis., said “Susan is a fine example of everything the Terry McMillian Award represents, including a dedication to furthering training and education in the graphic arts. We’re very pleased to present this award to her.”   “We are very proud of Susan and her work to promote training and education in our industry,” notes Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL’s executive vice president. “To receive an award from as fine an association as AGAT, for which NAPL has the deepest respect, is indeed an honor.”   Susan Reif has been with NAPL for 14 years, serving as publications editor and WorkPLACEâ  program manager before taking on her latest duties as director NAPL’s Center for Professional Development. Prior to joining NAPL, she was editor of Video Manager magazine and Video Marketer newsletter.   Reif has been involved with AGAT for the past several years, serving as Secretary of the Association’s Communications and Education Committees, and as a member of the Executive Committee. She is also on the Boards of Directors of the National Skills Standards and Certification Council and the Graphic Communications Council.   She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Education from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and is currently studying towards an M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology at New York University.             About AGAT: Founded in 1987, the Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT) is an all-volunteer organization committed to serving industry training and education professionals, providing top-notch techniques, tools, and networking solutions for graphic arts companies’ training challenges. Its members include large and small graphic arts companies, industry associations, and education institutions.   About NAPL: Chartered in 1933, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the $88 billion commercial printing industry. Its mission is “To enable the printing community to profit from change” through a full range of management, educational, and economic information and analysis services to its membership.